The most frequent questions that many ask themselves before organizing a trip to Fuerteventura can be endless.
We tried to do some research and, apparently, the first 9 questions that people ask on search engines, before leaving or organizing a trip to Fuerteventura, are these:
…and we will try to answer of course!
1.Where is Fuerteventura?
Fuerteventura, for those who don’t know yet, is located in the Canary Islands, a group of islands not too far from the African coast.
In practice, the Canary Islands are about 95 kilometers from Africa and just over 900 kilometers from the coasts of Continental Europe. The closest point of Furteventura to Africa is the Faro de la Entallada, which is about 100 kilometers from the African coast.
2. What time is in Fuerteventura?
Fuerteventura has the same time as London.
To be clear, Fuerteventura is an hour behind Rome and Paris.
5 hours ahead of New York.
Until 1922, the Canary Islands did not have summer time, although the rest of Spain and the Balearics had already had it for a quarter of a century.
The reason for all this was a small “forgetfulness” of the State when promulgating the royal decree sanctioning summer time in the country.
We had to wait until February 11th of that year for the Canary Islands to also have an official time.
3. What to do in Fuerteventura?
Fuerteventura truly has an infinite number of things to do.
So many that every time I come back I feel like it’s the first time and it would take me 2 or 3 months to do everything!
First of all, Fuerteventura is the protected island biosphere reserve where you can discover all the beauty of its wild nature.
You can choose your type of trip but you absolutely must not give up all the beauty here, because there is so much of it.
Fuerteventura is a water sports paradise.
You can choose to come to Fuerteventura to improve your sporting skills or even just to take a surfing course to have fun or meet new people even if you are just a beginner and have never tried before.
In Fuerteventura you eat well and you must try the local cuisine without forgetting the many local markets with artisanal products.
Fuerteventura always has new events throughout the year.
You can find some of them on our dedicated page, but I’m sure, there are many still locally that you can discover when you have already arrived.
Culture and monuments
Fuerteventura has many sites to visit.
From historic windmills, passing through lighthouses, without forgetting natural parks and unique villages.
There’s something for every choice!
4. Is Fuerteventura windy?
Yes, it is windy in Fuerteventura.
It is no coincidence that in Playa de Sotavento (go there because it is a true paradise), every year in July there are the world championships of Kite surfing and wind surfing.
The wind on the island is a certainty.
If this is also among your frequently asked questions about Fuerteventura, write down the answer.
We are always in the middle of the ocean.
Especially on the coasts you will often hear the wind blowing from the sea.
5. How long is the flight to Fuerteventura?
This is another great question to answer.
I’ll start by saying that a direct flight from the major European cities takes about 4 hours or a little more.
From London it’s 4 hours and 15 minutes or 4 hours and 30, depending on the airlines.
Personally, I have the habit of making a direct outward journey starting from Bologna (my city of origin) because the flight is very early in the morning and costs less.
On the way back I take a very early flight but with a stopover in Madrid.
It’s 2 hours + another 1 hour and half but with a long stop in Madrid which has millions of waiting rooms, restaurants, bars and little shops where you can pass the time.
Personally I find it pleasant when you don’t feel like coming back from a nice trip.
If you arrive from the United States or Australia or other non-European countries you still have to add the journey to get to Madrid or London, which are perhaps the two airports with the most flights on the island.
Personally, I repeat, I love Madrid very much, but it all depends on your choices and the convenience of your flights obviously!
6. What’s the weather like in fuerteventura
People go on holiday to Fuerteventura, and generally to the Canary Islands, precisely because of the wonderful climate in these parts.
I generally travel to Fuerteventura in February when, in theory, the weather should be at its worst.
I found a few days of light rain alternating with mild sun and cool wind in the evening, up to very hot days with peaks of 30° C.
At the end of December I found beautiful sunshine with fresh wind and cool evenings (for the area obviously).
In summer you will find sun and heat.
In some periods of the year, the calima blows in the north of the island, a wind coming from Africa that brings sand and is apparently also responsible for the formation of the dunes in the Corralejo park.
In the south perhaps the climate is a little more favorable but everywhere in Fuerteventura you will always find a beautiful spring climate, excellent for enjoying the beaches and nature of the place.
7. Where to stay in fuerteventura
Staying in Fuerteventura is quite a dilemma.
Let’s say that it all depends on the type of holiday you want to have.
In Corralejo there is a lot of life, clubs and there are many waves for surfing so it is a location frequented by those looking for a somewhat “active” holiday.
Also in the north there are villages like El Cotillo where surfing is a religion and, although everything is a little quieter, the surfing beaches are a must.
Passing through the capital, Puerto del Rosario, which can be an excellent base for visiting the whole island and is certainly worth seeing, many stop in Caleta de Fuste, a very touristy location.
Going south, I find Morro Jable very pretty which, among other things, is close to the Jandia peninsula and many beautiful natural areas to visit in the south.
It’s clear that with beaches almost everywhere, it’s up to you to find the right place for your needs.
Whether you surf or want a simple relaxing holiday, there is a perfect place for everyone in Fuerteventura.
8. Is Fuerteventura in Spain?
Yes and no.
Fuerteventura is part of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands which are sub-tropical Spanish islands but, obviously, they are not located within the continent except on a “political” level.
Its capital is called Puerto del Rosario (Puerto Cabras until 1956).
Fuerteventura is divided into six municipalities:
Puerto del Rosario
9. What is the temperature in fuerteventura?
Fuerteventura has a spring-like temperature all year round with warmer summers and mild winters making it a fantastic destination to visit and a lifestyle choice for so many people looking for a better place to live.
If I had to choose how to dress in winter, I would always bring a sweatshirt or something to cover myself because when it is very windy in the evening, the perception can be cold.
If temperatures drop below 20° and you go towards the highest peaks to admire the stars, it is better to have something to cover you (perhaps an autumn jacket).
In summer I would be comfortable but it is always better to have sunscreen with you.
Remember that you are a stone’s throw from the Sahara, not right on the beach behind your house 😉
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